Celebrating Volunteers and Supporting Parents Across New Zealand

Parents Centres New Zealand wants to recognise and thank all the volunteers that make us who we are.

“Our volunteers are key to Parents Centres being there for families around New Zealand – we wouldn’t be able to operate without them” said Heather Hayden, Parents Centre Chief Executive.

Parents Centre Week commences today, Monday 18th June and is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the ongoing commitment our volunteers provide to families across New Zealand. This also coincides with International Volunteer Week taking place this week. Over one thousand people volunteer for Parents Centres in our 46 Centres around New Zealand - all giving their time and skills to improve communities, bring people together and support parents to be the best that they can be. 

Parents Centre is the primary provider of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parent Education in New Zealand. We have been supporting families for over 65 years with many of our volunteers having parents and grandparents that also volunteered for Parents Centres.

Our volunteers take time out of their busy lives to give our organisation the ability to support parents from pregnancy and throughout their parenting journey. We appreciate everything they do, the skills they bring and the positive way in which they promote parenting in New Zealand.

Lisa Naysmith, President from Whakatane Parents Centre says “as a volunteer for Parents Centre I have gained good friends and a wonderful support network. I enjoy being part of an organisation providing that same support and valuable information to families in my community.”

Recognising our volunteers throughout Parents Centre Week is one of the ways we can thank them for their contribution to our organisation and their communities.

Parents Centres, in your community for your community.

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